Staffordshire Sunderland Lustreware Porcelain Box with Sailor and Ship Theme

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Staffordshire Sunderland Lustreware Porcelain Box with Sailor and Ship Theme

540.00

A Staffordshire Sunderland lusterware porcelain covered box of rectangular form, the domed top with black transferware decoration, depicting a large ship at full sail, The top and sides with characteristic Sunderland lustreware pink metallic mottled glaze, the interior with sentimental sailor's verse printed inside at the bottom:

The Sailor's Tear

He leap'd into the boat,

As it lay upon the strand;

But, oh! his heart was far away,

With friends upon the land,

He thought of those he lov'd the best,

A wife and infant dear;

And feeling fill'd the sailor's breast,

The sailor's eye-- a tear

Height: 1 1/2” Width: 5” Depth: 3 1/2”

$540

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